Rise Africa Wednesday: Mwale Joel
Name: Mwale Joel
Country of Origin: Kenya
Instead of focusing his energy on making a full recovery from dysentery, Mwale Joel was thinking of a master plan. At the age of 16, Mwale contracted dysentery from contaminated water that had been provided to his community during the dry season. The thought of having such a serious health risk in his community sparked an ingenious idea. With the help of some volunteers in his community, Mwale invested all of his savings, a total of $95, and began digging a borehole until he eventually found water. He installed a pump that would allow extraction of the water, subsequently providing clean water to over 500 households in his village.
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